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The Flying Machine Book: Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

The Flying Machine Book: Build and Launch 35 Rockets, Gliders, Helicopters, Boomerangs, and More

Author: BOBBY MERCER
Series: Science in Motion
$19.95(AUD)  inc GST
Available Stock: 7
Description

With 35 easy-to-build and fun-to-fly contraptions that can be used indoors or out, this project book contains instructions for building rockets, gliders, boomerangs, launchers, and helicopters for little or no cost using recycled materials. Kids will learn how to turn a drinking straw, rubber band, and index card into a straw rocket and convert a paper towel tube into a grape bazooka. Each project contains a materials list and detailed step-by-step instructions with photos, as well as explanations of the science behind each flyer, including concepts such as lift, thrust, drag, the Bernoulli effect, and more. Readers can use this information to modify and improve their flyers or explain to their teachers why throwing a paper airplane is a mini science lesson.

Reviews

"Easy to build and fun-to-fly contraptions." --"Daily Courier"

Author description

Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of free flight for over two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of several science books and lives with his family outside Asheville, North Carolina.

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781613740866
  • : Independent Publishers Group
  • : CHICAGO REVIEW
  • : May 2012
  • : 201mm X 203mm X 15mm
  • : October 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 745.592
  • : Y
  • : illustrations
  • : BOBBY MERCER
  • : Paperback / softback